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department's view that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they pose an "imminent threat," even if there is no evidence of an immediate specific attack. some ethicists say that amounts to illegal targeted killings. >> they are not the best strategy, they are not ethically right, and they are not morally right. >>> after much campaigning by outside groups obothides, t boy scouts postponed until may a decision on lifting its ban on gay scouts and leaders. several conservative religious organizations were particularly vocal in their opposition to lifting the ban. there was also some religious support for changing the policy. about 70% of boy scout troops are sponsored by religious groups, the largest of which are mormons, followed by united methodists and catholics. >>> as faith groups continue to push for comprehensive immigratn rerm, some are now raising concerns over president obama's support for same-sex couples in his plan. the president wants to give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples, including the right to sponsor a partner f
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, you are a former member of the u.s. naval reserves... this one i just loved: former assistant special prosecutor in the watergate special prosecution force. oh my god. and you're an artistnd a writer. i don't know how you do all these things. how do you do it all? >> it's usually one at a time. >> hinojosa: (laughs) so not multitasking? >> well, that too, on occasion. >> hinojosa: but fascinating, even though you devote your life to understanding communication, democracy, literacy, access, you are not one of those people who is on facebook, on twitter, communicating all the time with the masses. >> well, one of the reasons i have time to do the other things is that i'm not on facebook and communicating with an amorphous mass of people who, you know, distract your attention from what you may think is more important. >> hinojosa: so those of us who are, for example, in the media and who are feeling quite challenged in terms of reaching all of these audiences, especially in the public media... what are you saying to us, in terms of audiences and reaching them? are you saying, "look, you'
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at it in sheer political terms, this as global implications for the u.s. economy tanking as a result of this. >> you think the american people are getting fed up with this? this has been going on for years. >> and worse and worse, so that there is no planning. you have a five-year transportation bill, then a two-year transportation bill, then and nothing transportation bill. >> what does it take to make the government do the right thing? what sort of crisis? i would rather have an internal washington crisis to force them to do it than wait for a real crisis. if this were a forcing event, it would not be such a bad thing. >> but we keep having these forcing events and all that happens is that we keep waiting another three months. >> every state is going to be affected by this. >> the fall line and a conservative movement is clear here. -- fault line in the conservative movement is clear here. john boehner is warning that it would be 1 million jobs in defense cuts. at the same time, "the wall street journal" editorial pages oo-poohinthe cs. >> the cia, drones, and targeting bad guys abroad eve